Opossom Premiere Video for ‘Getaway Tonight’
Opossum Set For First US Tour + CMJ
Electric Hawaii Out Aug 7, 2012
Watch ‘Getaway Tonight’ HERE
Opossom – Getaway Tonight video
‘Getaway Tonight’ is directed by Joel Kefali from Special Problems (Tame Impala, Flying Lotus) and is inspired by b grade sci-fi and features frontman Kody Nielson as two cyborgs in orange. The track is taken from their forthcoming debut long-player ‘Electric Hawaii’ due out on Fire Records on Aug 7, 2012.
New Zealand’s Opossom are also pleased to announce a US and European tour this coming October/November.
Opossom’s blend of dense psychedelic fuzz in a shimmering set of tunes has set critics buzzing about their Electric Hawaii trip.
Already selected as a Rough Trade Shop Album of the Week, Electric Hawaii has garnered praise from Uncut, Q and Mojo as well as coverage in NME (New Band of the Day), The Sunday Times and The Independent.
Debut single ‘Blue Meanies’ went straight in to the BBC 6 Music playlist and has had been an evening play staple on Radio One in recent weeks.
Opossom is a project from Kody Nielson, former frontman of Flying Nun’s “trouble gum art punks” The Mint Chicks.
The album sees him taking a new turn on beatnik pop that mirrors his bandmate brother Ruban’s highly praised Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
Kody brings the songs of Electric Hawaii to the stage with Bic Runga and fellow former Mint Chick Michael Logie.
After three sneak shows in London earlier in the year showcased Opossom as an intense and thrillingly enjoyable trio, expectation is high for their upcoming performances.
10/10 Los Angeles, CA – Echo
10/12 San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah
10/14 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
10/15 Seattle, WA – Sunset
10/17 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10/22 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
10/23 Washington, DC – DC9
10/24 New York, NY – Pianos
10/25 Boston, MA – Great Scott
10/26 Toronto, ON – Parts & Labour